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Pile O' Dirt Porter - Crow Peak Brewing

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Pile O' Dirt PorterPile O' Dirt Porter

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BA SCORE
84
good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Crow Peak Brewing visit their website
South Dakota, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This robust porter is black in color, is medium-bodied and has a rich, roasted malt flavor ending with a pleasing hop flavor and mild hop bitterness.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 08-22-2010)
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thelargeone

North Dakota

3.24/5  rDev -12.7%

08-27-2014 21:42:49 | More by thelargeone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -4.6%

Can I brought to share at drewone's tasting.

Thanks to Norseman for sending me this one.

Pours a clear reddish-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toast, earth, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, cocoa, and char flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but there is a better mixture of aromas in my opinion.

Serving type: can.

08-24-2014 20:20:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%

08-24-2014 04:55:36 | More by drewone
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Rado

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-24-2014 00:26:30 | More by Rado
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-24-2014 00:26:25 | More by GRG1313
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Wowcoolman

California

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

08-24-2014 00:23:48 | More by Wowcoolman
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TeamSeinfeld

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-03-2014 13:56:40 | More by TeamSeinfeld
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RDW

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-03-2014 01:35:46 | More by RDW
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Ajlvt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-31-2014 00:45:16 | More by Ajlvt
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Norseman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-29-2014 22:35:03 | More by Norseman
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%

a fine porter here, more robust than many, showing me lots of cocoa and chocolate malt notes, a dry richness which is lovely and uncommon, and enough carbonation to make it sessionable for me in all four seasons. middle of the spectrum brown, mostly clear, fizzy too, with about an inch of just off white head on top. nose and flavor of chocolate malt but not too much roasted barley, a combination i am more used to in brown ale than in porter, but it works to lighten this one a little, and make it not quite so gripping in the finish. true to its name, there is a real earthy grainy middle to this, not quite minerality, but a definite soil-esque character that gives it a unique feel. a finish of fresh but burning bread but not quite smokey, and again the cocoa aspect. upbeat carbonation is quite lively for the style, one of the things i like most about this beer. a very good one, my first from crow peak.

07-27-2014 20:46:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-14-2014 20:32:06 | More by Hohnbaum
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-11-2014 04:59:16 | More by CraigTravor
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.99/5  rDev +7.5%

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Crow Peak pint glass.

This is a very dark brown, opaque beer with (thanks to my overly-aggressive pour) a big tan head that quickly fades to nearly nothing. Some lasting carbonation brings bubbles to the top after the head is gone.

The aroma is wonderful, full of coffee and chocolate and caramel notes as well as a hint of biscuit.

The taste is not quite as good as the smell but is still excellent with strong roast coffee and chocolate flavors and a nice, lingering bitter dryness.

The mouthfeel is slightly disappointing and seemed thin for a porter. it also seemed less substantial than my previous experience with this beer.

Overall, an outstanding porter from a great little South Dakota brewer. I try to have a few of these every year.

05-29-2014 21:13:26 | More by SD-Alefan
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Fargrow

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-28-2014 16:21:22 | More by Fargrow
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-19-2014 15:30:27 | More by PappyVans
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Andrew_Maguire

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-05-2014 16:42:54 | More by Andrew_Maguire
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-01-2014 22:34:04 | More by MikeWard
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-28-2014 23:45:26 | More by mfl620ks
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dizztracted

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-22-2014 00:38:02 | More by dizztracted
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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

3.11/5  rDev -16.2%

Pour = dark black brown w/ minimal carbonation, as expected

Smell = invitingly sweet

Taste = initially smooth, then mildly harsh / uneventful, and finally mild-moderately harsh, lingering after taste (comparable to dirtiness, so appropriate)

Buzzability = at 6%, gets you happy (or amplifies whatever your emotional buzz is by 1.5X)

As standard porters go, passable at C+, but more like a C- in my book.

04-01-2014 21:38:55 | More by Honisbygonis
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

04-01-2014 13:35:32 | More by AnalogErik
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mrjbrown27

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

03-29-2014 03:09:35 | More by mrjbrown27
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dillon_1005

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

02-22-2014 22:31:51 | More by dillon_1005
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mikerieder

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-08-2014 22:39:24 | More by mikerieder
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Pile O' Dirt Porter from Crow Peak Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.